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Invitation To Present: Innovative Nonwovens Conference

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. — August 8, 2013 — TAPPI is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2014 NETInc Conference. NETInc (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) is organized by the Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division of TAPPI. NETInc is the perfect forum for Nonwovens Industry professionals and academics to share information that encourages research innovations, new product development and industry growth. A foundation of strong technical presentations combined with targeted networking opportunities allows for an environment of professional growth. 

The NET Division Conference Program Committee is currently seeking abstracts for the following topics:

Fiber & Polymer Innovations

  • Biobased polymers for nonwovens
  • New polymer classes
  • Bio component fiber systems
  • Novel surface coatings - high performance coatings
  • Innovations with synthetic, glass fibers
  • Conductive Fibers
Binders & Additives
  • Next generation binders
  • Bio-renewable binders
  • Fire retardant additives

Emerging Technologies
  • 3-D printing for nonwovens applications
  • Bio-mimetics
  • Technical textiles

Fiber & Nonwoven Functionalities
  • Highly absorbent materials
  • Moisture resistant products
  • Mold resistant products
  • Oxygen permeable/barrier functionalities
  • Acoustic products
  • Fire retardant/barrier properties

Fiber Processing
  • Advances in web forming technologies
  • Advances in thermal, chemical, mechanical
Bonding

Converting Technologies
  • Hot melt innovations
  • Surface activation technologies
  • New techniques for improved lamination, curing of functionalized coatings, surface sterilization, polymerization

Filtration
  • New product applications for nonwoven filters
  • Binder systems for unique filtration applications

Nanotechnology
  • Nanofibers in nonwoven products
  • Nanofiber processing
  • Nano-enabled technologies

Nonwovens Processing
  • Lean manufacturing in nonwovens
  • Increasing conversion speeds, minimizing setup
  • Increasing Reliability & Operational Effectiveness
  • Imaging and Detection Systems

Smart Nonwovens
  • Techniques for embedding electronics
  • Medical Nonwovens
  • Applications with sound
  • Biosensors

Building Sciences
  • New applications/products in building construction
  • Increasing operational efficiency and  decreasing environmental impact

Regulatory Issues & Market Trends
  • Updates on current legislation
  • Impact of upcoming regulatory actions
  • LEEDS/Green Building Initiatives
  • Sustainable Nonwovens
  • Global Market Factors Affecting Nonwovens
Operations Management
  • Information Technologies
  • Productivity Improvement and Cost Reduction

The 2014 NETInc Conference will again be co-located with PaperCon in Nashville TN April 27th-30th. Full NETInc attendees will be able to take advantage of presentations in other, relevant areas, such as coating, papermaking, and tissue manufacturing.

Authors interested in presenting on these or related topics should submit an abstract electronically at speakermanagement.tappi.org. Abstract submissions should be 1-2 paragraphs in length and are due on or before November 10, 2013. Accepted abstract authors will be invited to submit an extended abstract or full manuscript by January 31. The program committee will provide feedback to authors through a peer review process and final paper will be due by February 28 with presentations due March 4.

Posted August 13, 2013

Source: TAPPI

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